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Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:34:07 -0700


Police release video of fatal crash by Uber self-driving SUV

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:28:52 -0700

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street just moments before an Uber SUV strikes her. The lights on the SUV didn’t illuminate 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday night until a second or two before impact, raising questions […]

Thousands lose right to vote under states’ ‘incompetence’ laws

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:09:11 -0700

Laws in 39 states and Washington, D.C., allow judges to strip voting rights from people with mental disabilities ranging from schizophrenia to Down syndrome who are deemed “incapacitated” or “incompetent.”

Reader’s Lens | A picture-perfect squirrel greets spring

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:00:00 -0700

Seattle Times reader Jola Charlton persuaded a backyard squirrel to pose for this portrait in Republic, Washington.

2 JBLM soldiers die in Lakewood boating incident

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:53:59 -0700

The base says the bodies of the two men were recovered after there were reports of missing kayakers in American Lake.

Cranberry crops could face major tariff on exports

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:11:53 -0700

BOSTON (AP) — The top agricultural food crop in the state could face a new business hurdle for international customers. The Boston Globe reports Massachusetts cranberries could face a 25 percent tariff on exports to Europe. The continent is the top consumer of cranberry exports from the Bay State, which produces 15 percent of the […]

Trying to reduce sugar? Start the day savory

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:36:26 -0700

If you're avoiding sugars, ditch that morning muffin and opt for a savory breakfast instead. Here are eight ideas for where to start.

Prohibition-era murals discovered during renovations of former Louisa Hotel

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0700

It was the Hudson Hotel and then the Louisa. It held Chinatown’s first bakery. It was the site of the Wah Mee Massacre in 1983 and a fire in 2013. Now, during renovations of the building, a new slice of history has been discovered.

Can you do Iceland in a single day? You bet, says Rick Steves

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:02:42 -0700

Icelandair and Wow Air allow stopovers in Iceland at no additional cost. This 24-hour itinerary makes the most of a one-day trip to the spectacular island nation.

Creatures of the night inhabit Audubon Zoo’s newest building

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:52:38 -0700

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s daylight outside, but with indoor lights simulating a full moon, hundreds of bats flap back and forth. On a nearby wall, what appears to be a talking stone face provides bat fun facts. It’s the night house at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, and it opens Friday. The Associated […]

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival bursts with spring colors and crowds — all on its own bloomin’ schedule

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:00:00 -0700

Whether you drive or bike the dreamy fields, you’ll want to make sure Mother Nature is ready for you.

Spring snowstorm snarls air travel in the Northeast

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:18:19 -0700

Airlines canceled or delayed thousands of flights Wednesday as another storm developed along the Mid-Atlantic coast, bringing a combination of rain, sleet and snow. More than 3,400 flights scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled, according to FlightAware. Most of the affected flights had destinations or departures in the Northeast corridor. On Tuesday more than 700 […]

Immigrant advocates urge bus company to block federal agents

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:03:21 -0700

MIAMI (AP) — Immigrant rights attorneys are urging a major bus company to stop letting federal agents on board to conduct immigration sweeps. The American Civil Liberties Union’s affiliates in 10 states sent a letter Wednesday to officials for the Greyhound bus company asking them to deny agents permission to board without a warrant or […]

7 spring hikes near Hood Canal: Waterfalls, streams and more

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0700

In springtime, mountain snow melts into rumbling rapids and swollen waterfalls along the Olympic Peninsula’s eastern edge.

Cruising to Alaska? Here’s a map to mark your passage

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0700

It’s the perfect carry-along for any of the million or more cruise-ship passengers heading north from Seattle or Vancouver each year.

Aunt wants to buck family tradition of being emotionally distant

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0700

If she wants her nephew to be in her life, she’ll have to try harder to be in his, says Carolyn Hax.

Rant & Rave: Amazing middle- school marching band

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0700

Readers rave about Robert Eagle Staff Middle School band, rant about inattentive drivers.

Don’t call it plain. Vanilla is complex, even smoky, and may be a baker’s best friend

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0700

Is it worth the investment in pure vanilla extract rather than imitation vanilla? A guide to the options, plus a recipe to show off vanilla flavor.

All the kringle (and smorkage, too): Larsen’s Danish Bakery is still going after almost half a century

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0700

Talking with Poul Larsen about old Seattle versus new, making pastry and updating a Ballard classic.

San Francisco, a city central to early U.S. fur trade, just banned fur sales

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:02:27 -0700

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban fur sales. The ban will begin next Jan. 1, though retailers have until 2020 to sell their inventory.

Another bus added for tour of world’s first atomic test

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:47:42 -0700

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Another bus has been added for a special tour of the spot of the world’s first atomic test during a special one-day open house. The Alamogordo Daily News reports that the New Mexico Museum of Space History has secured a third bus for a special tour of the Trinity Site after […]